CFB Program's Offensive Coordinator Resigns 3 Weeks Before Season Opener
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Just three weeks before the team is set to kick off its season-opener,
Old Dominion is making a last-minute coaching change.
According to a release from the Old Dominion football program,
offensive coordinator Dave Patenaud is stepping down.
It is not clear why the decision was taken only a few weeks before the start of the season.
However, former Penn State assistant and current ODU head coach Ricky Rahane will fully regroup
the coaching staff before the season begins.
"Old Dominion University Offensive Coordinator Dave Patenaud has resigned,
head coach Ricky Rahane announced today," reporter Jami Frankberry said.
Patenaude is a veteran assistant college football coach.
He spent several years at Fordham and Columbia before becoming head coach at New Haven.
After struggling as a head coach, he eventually found his way into
a supporting role and worked for Geoff Collins at Temple.
He moved to Georgia Tech with Collins, but was not retained after the 2021 season.
Now, just a few months after being hired by Old Dominion, he's on his way out.
Old Dominion will face Virginia Tech on September 2.